Media Matters’ War On Women


What is it with Vile Progs and strong, sexy, capable conservative women?

The Two Sides Of Fox’s Megyn Kelly
Three Years After Breaking the New Black Panthers Phony Scandal, Kelly To Move To Primetime

Fox News has announced that when dayside anchor Megyn Kelly returns from her upcoming maternity leave, she will be moving to the network’s primetime lineup.

Fox’s evening block is the most stable in cable news, with no new hosts since 2003, and Fox did not announce which host Kelly would be replacing. In May, The New York Times reported that Greta Van Susteren might move out of her 10 p.m. timeslot and be replaced by Kelly, and quoted Van Susteren’s husband saying that she would be willing to move to a program earlier in the day.

Kelly has received praise — including from Media Matters — for the rare moments when she broke through Fox’s conservative noise machine, particularly on women’s rights issues. Her sharp questioning of Fox personalities Lou Dobbs and Erick Erickson over their sexist criticism of the finding that a record number of women are becoming their families’ primary breadwinner and her confrontation with radio host Mike Gallagher over his claim that her maternity leave was “a racket” were riveting television that promoted progressive values.

But the balance of Kelly’s tenure at Fox, during which she has anchored the 1 p.m. program America Live as well as the network’s 2012 convention and election night coverage, has been marked by a steady drumbeat of conspiratorial scandalmongering.

In a 2008 profile, Howard Kurtz, who will soon join Kelly at Fox News, wrote that Kelly tends to show “hints of her political outlook” on the air, and quoted Fox’s Brit Hume saying that Kelly “seemed to get what we’ve talked about with ‘fair and balanced news’ ” and that she “came in believing there was a left bias in the news.” She will bring that worldview to primetime.

Notably, the report of Kelly’s promotion comes just over three years to the day after she launched Fox News’ over-the-top coverage of the New Black Panther Party pseudoscandal.

Kelly was the driving force behind Fox News’ heavy promotion of the false conspiracy that the Obama administration, due to racial and political motivations, had refused to protect white voters from intimidation at the hands of minorities. She launched the story on June 30, 2010, with a major interview detailing the “explosive new allegations” of right-wing operative and former DOJ lawyer J. Christian Adams. Over the next two weeks she devoted 45 segments to the story, totaling more than 3.5 hours of coverage.

Megyn Kelly attended Syracuse University and Albany Law School. Albany might not be Ivy league but it was good enough for two SCOTUS justices and the current governor of New York. After practicing law for a few years she switched to television journalism and paid her dues. Now she is being rewarded with a prime-time slot on FOX News.

As for the “conspiratorial scandalmongering”, tabloid journalism is the norm these days but FOX News does less of that than any of their competitors. I’m not sure how much control Megyn has over content on her show anyway. My understanding is that most of these shows have producers who line up the guests and topics. She’s “on-air” talent.

Megyn reports stories and does interviews. She rarely voices her personal opinions which is the way journalism used to be. Nonetheless she freely admits she is a conservative feminist. But the fact that she works for FOX doesn’t stop her from tearing into Republicans who get stupid. She has recently had some notable run-ins with Mike Gallagher, Karl Rove, Lou Dobbs and Erick Erickson.

I wish Megyn well with her new child and new prime-time show. Journalism could use a lot more women like her.

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121 Responses to Media Matters’ War On Women

  1. jeffhas says:

    Megyn is a complete talent. It also doesn’t hurt that she is probably the most beautiful woman in news these days.

    She will be the next Diane Sawyer (or more) – but she may stay with Fox the whole time, she gives them added credibility if you ask me (which you didn’t).

    Congrats to her and her new baby…

  2. DandyTiger says:

    It isn’t just strong conservative women, vile progs hate all strong women.

    • wmcb says:

      Actually, they hate women who won’t consent to only holding whatever opinions they are told to hold, and expressing those opinions only at the times they are told to express them.

      As long as a woman will consent to those terms, then she can mouth about “GRRRRRL POWER!!” all the livelong day, and the vile progs will applaud her. So long as her strength is subordinate to the progressive movement, she can be as strong as she likes.

      Oh, and the vast majority of feminists are aware of that devil’s bargain, and knuckle under to it with no problem. They shut up when they are told to do so – it’s very obvious.

      • myiq2xu says:

        My opinion of feminists has changed dramatically since 2008. Particularly the professional feminists – the ones who make a career out of it.

        The sexist attacks on Hillary and Sarah were beyond the pale and 99% of them came from the left. The professional feminists stood silently or joined in.

  3. myiq2xu says:
  4. driguana says:

    Awesome. Megyn Kelly is one of the best on tv at this time…she exudes confidence.

  5. DeniseVB says:

    From last Sept, a kinder, gentler Mediate article….

    She’s the real deal, suck it Media Matters.

  6. well, she’ll definitely have a bigger audience than anyone else in whatever time slot she gets:

  7. yttik says:

    Greta is my favorite, but Megyn is pretty darn good too. I started watching conservative women journalists because I was sick and tired of all the bias and personal opinions being expressed by the other talking heads.

  8. DandyTiger says:

    Is Greta going to retire? Or will she land at another network?

    • myiq2xu says:

      She might move to FOX daytime.

    • DeniseVB says:

      There’s rumors Greta’s talking to CNN even though she’s telling her Fox fans she ain’t going away as she has a solid contract keeping her on in prime time.

      I want them to get rid of BOR. 😉

      • myiq2xu says:

        I never cared for that pompous ass and now he’s gotten stale. The Colbert Report is a parody of BillO and that’s stale too.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Have been trying to convince Fox to move Red Eye to BOR’s 11pm re-air slot against Stewart/Colbert to give us alternative programming. Gutfeld is funnier too 😀

        • wmcb says:

          I would SO LOVE for RedEye to be earlier. I’d watch more often if it was.

        • 1539days says:

          I’ve watched Red Eye from the beginning, back when it was only on at 2am. I think Fox likes their counter-programming time slot and they consistently pull 400k at 3AM! I’m not sure it it would work as well in the evenings.

          It would piss off Media Matters, however. Look up “red eye robots” some time on youtube.

    • NewOrleans says:

      From Greta today on her blog:

      I am very busy here in Florida so let me just quickly blog this:

      I am not going anywhere.

      I have a long term contract with Fox and it is for a show in “prime time.”

      Done, ok? (And by the way, don’t you love the courage of the anonymous sources? and those who then speculate from there? )

  9. myiq2xu says:
  10. Constance says:

    I love both Megyn and Greta. I had no idea Megyn was pregnant, how does she do it? When I was pregnant my face, hair, hands, etc all looked pregnant and I started waddling at about 4 months.

    • myiq2xu says:

      I had no idea Megyn was pregnant, how does she do it?

      For her husband’s sake I hope it was the old fashioned way.

      • Constance says:

        Alright you! I mean how does she look so good or even how does she look normal. I had to wear maternity clothes at 8 weeks. My face was puffy and some people thought I was cranky all the time (of course that was my husband and what actually happened is he got difficult every time I got pregnant which was very stressful for me).

  11. 49erDweet says:

    Rewriting reality, one day at a time. “Phony” New Black Panthers story? Oh, yeah. That’s REAL journalism. Erase the tape. Smug because they squeezed that little stinker in there twice.

    • Erica says:

      No kidding, a pseudo-scandal? Nothing at all inappropriate about grown men in leather clothes palming billy clubs in front of polling places, eh? If that’s what the progs have in mind as part of a fair election, I want no part of it.

      • wmcb says:

        I’d like to see some white bikers try that at a polling place. They’d be hauled off in handcuffs and burned at the stake (and rightly so.)

        • myiq2xu says:

          The real scandal was that the DOJ attorneys got a civil judgment against the NBPP and their bosses turned around and dismissed the case.

        • Erica says:

          No kidding, and as you said, rightly so (except the stake part…). And myiq, that really is a scandal, but leadership, or lack of it, comes from the top, right. When federal employees start suing their bosses to let them do their jobs, maybe we’ll get somewhere.

  12. myiq2xu says:

    I almost posted about this:

  13. myiq2xu says:

    FYI: Day 4 of hide-n-seek with Catness. But this time I found her right away. She’s still in there though.

    • DandyTiger says:

      Probably still needs the security of a hiding place for a while longer.

    • SHV says:

      After we rescued a female cat from going to gas chamber, she hid under clothes in a closet for more than a month. Came out at night to eat and use the cat box. One day she came out, meowed and wanted her head scratched. Has turned out to be best cat ever!!

    • DeniseVB says:

      She may need more time. Is she eating, drinking, peeing, pooping okay? Don’t worry 🙂 I’m not a veterinarian, but I worked for one for 10 years 😉

    • wmcb says:

      My big boy Titus took a good week or two before he stopped hiding. She’ll be fine.

    • angienc says:

      Her Catness may just be adjusting to her new home or she may just like to hide (some cats do — my mom’s 5 year old cat Marco Polo *loves* hiding places to sleep & she’s had him — in the same house — since he was a kitten).

    • foxyladi14 says:

      WHERE???? 🙂

    • Jadzia says:

      GUYS. You keep talking this way and I am going to end up bringing home a cat.

  14. wmcb says:

    So Obama is delaying implementation of Obamacare for the corporations. Because, you know, it’s hard and expensive and complicated. So no, they don’t have to offer coverage yet.

    Individual mandate? Oh, yeah, that still gets implemented on time. Because, screw the little guy.

  15. DeniseVB says:

    Tommy Christopher weighs in on the Paula Deen v. Alec Baldwin “debate” …….

    • elliesmom says:

      Someone in his comments hit the nail on the head. She’s a southern white woman, and the left assumed that would make her a conservative. By the time they found out she was an Obama supporter, they had already trashed her. Baldwin gets a walk again because he’s one of them.

    • trixtat says:

      “Paula Deen: The Lynching of a White Southern Woman” — I’m still waiting for someone to write that….(I’m too lazy to do it myself).

      BTW, at the BET awards the stars were asked about how they felt about the Paula Deen scandal and all said it was too severe, that everyone deserves a second chance.

      • myiq2xu says:

        A lot of us have older relatives who aren’t as enlightened as we would like. Beating up an old woman for stuff she said many years ago isn’t going to make you a lot of friends. It is similar to when they went after Carrie Prejean.

  16. votermom says:

    OT – any real estate experts here?

    I want to reduce taxes on our house without necessarily getting it re-assessed (fee) – the county website says to get recent sales documentation for sales of similar homes in their area.
    Any hints where I can get this online?


    • elliesmom says:

      Our local paper lists real estate transactions once a month.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I’m not an expert but I love Zillow. Go to, punch in your address. You’ll get “comps” of your neighbors’ homes. If this is what you’re looking for ? Lots of charts on sales, values and tax rates. Have fun!

    • Constance says:

      What about ?

        • votermom says:

          Ok, second question:

          Is the “tax assessment” on one’s property tax bill supposed to be roughly the same as one’s property value?

          If the assessment is lower than what zillow says the property values are, I’m better off letting things be, right?

          (Having minor argument w/ hubby on this, need 2nd opinion. 🙂 )

        • Somebody says:

          VM is your property appraiser’s department online? If it is just look at your neighbor’s assessments if their houses are close in size. If not you’ll have to go the property appraiser’s office and look up properties near you. The houses should be within a couple hundred square feet, same number of bedrooms and same type construction to be considered as comparable.

          You’d be surprised we have a lot that was magically assessed at 3 times more than the lots around it…….boy were we pissed. We filed an appeal and had our taxes lowered, but didn’t get any refund for the years we were paying 3 times as much.

        • votermom says:

          Thanks, Somebody, I’ll look into that. You mean the govt (county) department, right?

    • angienc says:

      Most of the time the tax value is less than the comps — in fact, I’ve *never* seen a tax value higher than the comps — the rule of thumb is add at least 20% of tax value to get an estimate as to what you should be able to sell your house for (i.e., if tax value on your house is $100,000 then you should be able to get a minimum of $120,000 for it).

      • votermom says:

        from my county’s website:

        the assessment represents 100% of the appraised (full market value) as of the base year (1996).

        not quite sure what they mean by that base year …

      • 1539days says:

        Being from one of the highest property taxed parts of the country, I can tell you it’s mostly a scam. Even if the aggregate value of the assessments goes down, the tax per dollar of assessed value will just go up until the city gets their money.

        If you do your research, you can still get your piece of the pie reduced.

        • votermom says:

          I figured it out – in my county they give you an Assessment figure, and that multiplied by a factor is supposed to equal the fair market value.

          Then they use the Assessment value and multiply it by a fraction to get the tax.

          They fair market value they come up with is close to zillow’s though, so I still dunno if it’s worth doing an appeal.

          Doesn’t seem to be a way to see what my neighbors’ assessments are though.

  17. wmcb says:

    This is what the Left has become. They are fucking Nazis. Snickering at what happened in Gosnell’s abattoir has nothing to do with “choice”. They are fucking ghouls. And yes, evil.

    • DeniseVB says:

      The professional “pro-choicers” have jumped the shark I’m afraid. It’s not about choice anymore.

      • wmcb says:

        • DeniseVB says:

          I shouldn’t comment on this, I might sound anti-gosnell. 😉

        • wmcb says:

          The whole thing just gobsmacks me. I was always in the “safe, legal, and rare” camp – preferably as early as possible, when it really is just a clump of cells. These women on twitter are openly saying that until that baby hits air, you can kill it at will, for any reason, and that’s just fine.

          Seriously. They are all over the place. saying 5 months, 6 months, 8 months, for whatever reason she wants, doesn’t matter.

          Sorry, but that’s fucking infanticide.

        • wmcb says:

          It’s that attitude that makes me so sad, myiq. This is not what I signed up for and agreed to in being prochoice.

          I remain in favor of legality for early abortion, because it’s sometimes necessary. But this push to normalize removing any and all limits, to cheer ridding oneself of a baby on a whim, and to paint the natural, normal process of conception and pregnancy as a parasitic invasion makes me ill.

          It’s fucking sick.

        • Jadzia says:

          Well said, well said. I can’t imagine how hard it is for parents who have lost pregnancies relatively late, or for parents who have lost a preemie (myiq, for one, or a friend of mine who heartbreakingly lost twin preemies several months after their birth), or really ANYBODY who has spent time in a NICU (like me, with one of my boys), to hear people dehumanizing their children so.

  18. wmcb says:

    • yttik says:

      Our state website is having a helluva time. People can put in their income and find out how much their premiums will be subsidized. The problem is, insurance premiums, even after the subsidy, often exceed people’s entire income. When this goes into effect, there’s going to be thousands of lawsuits. People, working class people, will have no choice but to pay the fines or try to take the gov to court. Or live in their cars.

      • wmcb says:

        My sister right now makes $9 an hour working part time. She can’t pay that fine. She simply can’t. So she won’t.

      • Jadzia says:

        yeah, but if you can’t pay a fine or insurance premium, where are you even going to get the money for a filing fee (in LA Superior Court, IIRC, it is up to something like $350 just to file the complaint!), much less a lawyer? probably some righty public interest group like the ACLJ will take a test case, but that will take years if they don’t get a TRO/preliminary injunction, and it won’t help anybody not in that particular jurisdiction. i wouldn’t look to the bar association for help either — both of the ones I belong to seem more interested in sexual harassment/diversity training and protecting Biglaw than they are in helping people of modest means, much less low income people, pursue litigation that will be controversial, protracted, and expensive.

  19. myiq2xu says:

    A blonde drops off a shirt at the cleaners.

    The Asian lady behind the counter thanks her, and says “Come Again!”

    The Blonde says, “No, it’s toothpaste this time you nosey bitch.”

    • wmcb says:

      Gotta get past those midterms without the Obamacare albatross.

      Either that, or this was the plan all along: Have the big corps object to their end of the deal, leave the individual mandate in place, and force everyone onto exchanges run by Dem operatives and their insurance buddies, relieving the corps from ever providing jack.

      I wouldn’t be surprised at anything anymore out of these jackals.

  20. wmcb says:

  21. wmcb says:

    • yttik says:

      LOL, so true, and yet progressives have been doing exactly that for years! The little people get all the environmental fines, the mandatory recycling, the business and occupations taxes, the environmental impact studies. The corporations get the waivers.

      • wmcb says:

        Same with the Dodd Frank regulation bullshit. The big banks are consolidating power and market share, while the small local banks are going under and being gobbled up.

        But all they have to do is tell the stupid stupid progs “We are gonna REGULATE those evil bastards!!” and they all jump on board without even examining what is actually being done, and who it affects.

  22. wmcb says:

  23. wmcb says:

    It appears that the Egyptian people have decided that they did not overthrow one dictator only to turn around and submit themselves to a theocratic Islamist regime. I wish them well. They are in my prayers.

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  25. myiq2xu says:
  26. HELENK says:

    Megan Kelly is a woman that I highly respect. she has brains, looks and is intelligent enough to know how to treat people. I wish more women would learn from her. Fox made a good pick when they hired her

  27. HELENK says:

    backtrack with his usual no class and no class hints that the death of 19 firefighters was due to global warming.
    there are not enough words that I could type that would show my contempt and loathing for this POS

  28. votermom says:

  29. HELENK says:

    backtrack threatens to withdraw aid if morisi is ousted.
    but he in not taking sides or getting involved

  30. myiq2xu says:

    Weiner has always been welcome at gay events.

  31. 1539days says:

    Notice how Media Matters claims to have written something nice about Megyn once. Of course they would take her said when she criticizes 3 of their enemies.

  32. myiq2xu says:

    I, for one, welcome our new demonic masters.

  33. votermom says:


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